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: Open University

6.5 Maths Methods: Projectiles
6.30 Engineering Mechanics
6.55 Images: Holography at Work
7.20 Organic Chemistry
7.45 Moving Muscles

: Daytime on Two

9.8 Update USA. 3: Farming Country
9.30 Child Care and Parenthood 2: A New Arrival
To have or not have children - when - in what sort of circumstances? Many babies are carefully planned and prepared for, others come unexpectedly. Parents-to-be consider the impact a baby may have on their lives. Producer DIANE MORGAN
9.52 Sex Education. Life Begins
10.15 Home Economics Micronutrients
Micronutrients such as iron and vitamin D are important parts of every diet. LESLEY JUDD explains their role and how to choose the right foods to get all we need.
10.40 Mindstretchers: Solutions Archaeology: The Solution
10.45 Pages from Ceefax
11.0 Look, Look and Look Again If You Go Down to the Woods
Children in Wales and London find subjects for art among the living things in their environment. Producer EDWARD HAYWARD
11.22 Subtitle Slot
- with subtitles for hearing-impaired children
Science Workshop
Fruits and Vegetables
11.44 Going to Work: Life and Social Skills. Working it Out by BILL LYONS. 2: At Work
Gary faces problems at work. while Steve continues to look for work, as well as looking after the baby.
12.5 Computing and Computers Batch Processing
Why are some computer files updated overnight? A bank's computer system illustrates how this technique copes with high data volumes. Producer DAVID SAUNDERS
A BBC/Open University production
12.30 Pages from Ceefax
2.1 Scene. What Does Money Matter? The way money and wealth is distributed and the difference having it or not can make.
2.30 English File
Communicate! Cartoonist
How freelance cartoonist PETER MADDOCKS produces his cartoons and co-operates with suzy BENGHIAT on a cartoon-strip cookery book.


Producer: Diane Morgan
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: Michael Coyle
Producer: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Bill Lyons.
Producer: David Saunders
Producer: Peter M. Evans
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Suzy Benghiat

: International Golf

from Wentworth
The Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship
HARRY CARPENTER introduces first-round coverage as Europe's top golfers attempt to tame the famous Burma Road course.
Ceefax journalists will be at
Wentworth to provide instant scores and reports. Details on Ceefax pages 141/241


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Weekend Outlook

A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: Sol-Solar Energy Research in Europe

A tour of solar energy projects across the continent: harvesting biomass in a Venetian lagoon, new uses for old Irish peat bogs, solar houses in the south of France, or powerful reflections in Sicily. Which way lies the future for solar energy?
Producer philip ASHBY
A BBC/Open University production

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Friday Western: The Law West of Tombstone

starring Harry Carey , Tim Holt
Bill Barker , a former gunman turned marshal, sets out to bring the law into force, west of Tombstone. His first mission is to arrest the trigger-happy Tonto Kid, but soon they join forces against the notorious McQuinn gang.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST, CLARENCE UPSON YOUNG. Produced by cuff REID Directed by GLENN TRYON
Films: page 16


Unknown: Harry Carey
Unknown: Tim Holt
Unknown: Bill Barker
Unknown: Clarence Upson
Produced By: Cuff Reid
Directed By: Glenn Tryon
Bill Barker: Harry Carey
Tonto Kid: Tim Holt
Clara Martinez: Evelyn Brent
Nitta Moseby: Jean Rouverol
Sam Kent: Clarence Kolb
Danny: Allan Lane
Madame Moustache: Esther Muir
Doc Howard: Bradley Page
Bud McQuinn: Paul Guilfoyle
Chuy: Robert Moya
MuMigan: Ward Bond
Mort Dixon: George Irving

: Eight Days a Week

Tony Blackburn, George Michael of Wham! and Morrissey of The Smiths join Robin Denselow for a live discussion of this week's rock and pop events, new releases, films, gigs, books and videos.


Presenter: Robin Denselow
Guest: George Michael
Guest: Morrissey
Guest: Tony Blackburn
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: May Miller
Producer: Trevor Dann

: America

A personal history of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
5: Inventing a Nation
'An episode not to be missed if, like me, you find American politics completely baffling. The cool Alistair Cooke does an ABC job on the American constitution from, among other places, Washington, Virginia and the rocky mountains of Tennessee.'
Associate producer ANN TURNER
Produced and directed by MICHAEL GILL
Alistair Cooke 's America: paperback 17.75, hardback 112.00, from booksellers
Letter from America on Radio 4, Fridays at
9.30 pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Directed By: Michael Gill
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: My Music

'Gentlemen, can you suggest an appropriate well-known song to dedicate to a new baby?' asks questionmaster Steve Race of Frank Muir
Denis Norden
John Amis and Ian Wallace during an early round of this week's musical quiz.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Gardeners' World

from Hergest Croft , Kington, Herefordshire
Designed in 1896 by William Banks , this all-year-round garden with its unique collection of rare and interesting plants is especially beautiful in the spring when its acres of rhododendrons and azaleas afford a spectacular show of colour.
Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster join Dick Banks , who has continued with his father's tradition of creating this plant collectors' paradise. Production assistant JANE DON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Hergest Croft
Unknown: William Banks
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Dick Banks
Unknown: Jane Don
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Empire

A comedy serial in six parts starring
3: Calvin Cromwell flirts with acquiring a new company - as well as with its owner the lovely Amelia Lapidus.
Meanwhile there is still the small problem of a decomposing corpse....


Unknown: Calvin Cromwell
Unknown: Amelia Lapidus.
Ben Christian: Dennis Dugan
Calvin Cromwell: Patrick MacNee
Peg: Maureen Arthur
Jackie Willow: Christine Belford
Meredith: Caren Kaye
Jack Willow: Richard Masur
Edward Roland: Michael McGuire
Arthur Broden: Dick O'Neill
Roger Martinson: Howard Platt
T Howard Daniel: Edward Winter
Amelia: Francine Tacker

: All Our Working Lives

An 11-part history of Britain at work 7: Working the Land
Farmers tell a story of continuing success, from the 1930s onwards. With old film, and personal testimony from farmers and farm workers, All Our Working Lives shows the changes that have taken place. Nowadays one man and a tractor can plough up to 60 acres a day. When Suffolk farmworker Len Sharman began, he ploughed a single furrow, walking behind a horse, and managed one acre a day. Narrator John Woodvine
Videotape editor CHRIS BOOTH Film editor JOHN NASH
Assistant producer MAGGIE BROOKES Producer JONATHAN LEWIS
Executive producer PETER PAGNAMENTA
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Len Sharman
Narrator: John Woodvine
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Maggie Brookes
Producer: Jonathan Lewis
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: International Golf

from Wentworth

: Newsnight

: Jazz at the Park

The Lenni Best Quintet with Ruth Allen , Kathy Stobart (sax), Alan Berry (piano), Tony Archer (bass), Tony Kinsey (drums)
Film editor PETER HUNT
Producer JOHN cox


Unknown: Ruth Allen
Unknown: Kathy Stobart
Piano: Alan Berry
Piano: Tony Archer
Bass: Tony Kinsey
Editor: Peter Hunt
Producer: John Cox

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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